VET and VCAL Important Information

VET opportunity for Year 10 and select Year 9 students.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a learning pathway option for Senior Secondary students. It is a subject that is offered to students studying either a VCE or VCAL pathway. The majority of VET subjects run over two years and provide students with a certificate qualification as well as a contribution to their ATAR score. VET classes are timetabled on Wednesday afternoons and occur off campus at CCG with the exception of Music.

Each year, The Gordon run a free Taster program offering students the chance to trial up to two VET subjects. This valuable opportunity is designed to help students work out if they are interested or not, in specific industry areas. They can then make an informed decision about studying VET in 2019. Please note that these Tasters occur in July and students will be required to make their own way there. It will mean missing some school time.

A copy of the application form has been emailed to all Year 10 students and parents, should your son/daughter choose to take part in the program. Hard copies can be collected from the student office. This application form outlines the various trades on offer for trial. The completed applications need to be returned to Cathy Brew at the student office as soon as possible and no later than 30th May. Places are limited so the sooner the better the chance of securing a positon. Should have any queries regarding VET please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

VCAL, VET and GAT Day - Wednesday 13th June.

Please note that this is a normal school day for all Year 11 and 12 VCAL students.

Year 12 VCAL students will be fitted with their graduation gowns and have their photos taken for graduation on this day as well as attend their normal timetabled classes.

All VET classes will run as per normal. Buses will depart CCG later than the usual 1.00 pm departure to accommodate for students sitting the GAT that finishes at 1.15 pm. With this in mind some students may prefer to make their own way to VET on this day to arrive at their classes on time. Please let the student office know if your child’s usual  transport arrangements will change for this day.


Kerryn Fearnsides
VET/VCAL Coordinator


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